Rugby league legend Andrew Johns has issued a blunt reality check to South Sydney following their 20-12 loss to Penrith.
Led by halfback Nathan Cleary, Penrith managed all the match and by no means actually regarded like giving up the lead.
The Rabbitohs solely scored their first strive after the primary half when Adam Reynolds went to the road and fired an inside ball for the flying Bayley Sironen to attain his first factors within the NRL.
South Sydney spent a part of the sport with simply 11 males, with James Roberts and Latrell Mitchell each sin-binned for skilled fouls late within the recreation.
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Johns stated after the match the Bunnies are merely “not the workforce” they as soon as had been when the membership had English ahead Sam Burgess main the best way.
“I do not suppose the scoreboard represented the dominance of Penrith,” Johns stated on Macca’s Golden Point post-game present.
“They’re not the workforce they had been, I believe they’re actually lacking Sam Burgess within the center.
“They made quite a lot of errors within the first half.
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“The final two weeks they beat the Titans and Warriors however that was throughout the day. Playing throughout the day, you may whiz it round, however tonight it was dewy and slippery.
“You have to vary the best way you play – grind extra and play extra conservative, which did not go well with South Sydney.
“They’ve obtained some work to do.
“I believed Penrith had been a a lot better workforce tonight.”